Starter Homes

Property in Blackrock Road, Cork


Sq m: 72 (780 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

BER rating: Pending

Broadband: Yes

Needing doing up, this crossroads cottage on an acre site at Inchinattin, Rosscarbery, will repay investment of time and a few bob spent as well, says Noel O’Donovan, who has just joined Hodnett Forde estate agents in West Cork.

It’s a traditional, stone-built compact house with annexe and shed, half way between Clonakilty and Rosscarbery.

VERDICT: A manageable do-er upper, on a nice acre.

CORK CITY €195,000

Sq m: 78 (850 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 3

Broadband: Yes

The focus of a bidding war among investors this week, the new-built mews townhouse 3 Welllington Mews is a bit two-faced — it has parking behind via a back lane, and a rear facade that looks like it could as easily be the front of the house.

The smart-order, two-bed, two en suite house is on Highfield Avenue, around the corner from UCC on College Road, and has already reached its €195,000 AMV via Jeremy Murphy Associates. It has open plan living/eating/kitchen, with utility and guest WC, and overhead are two en suite double bedrooms.

VERDICT: A quality job, says the agent.


Sq m: 48 (510 sq ft))

Bedrooms: 1

BER rating: Pending

Broadband: Yes

It’s small, but well-placed, within a 10 minute flat walk to Cork City Hall, and that makes 10 Dunraven Downs a good fit for traders-down, or a first-time single buyer. The one-bed ground floor apartment is near Ashton School, by Victoria Road and the start of the Blackrock Road, and is guided at €110,000 by agents Sherry FitzGerald.

VERDICT: Neat, easy to keep and parking to hand.


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